Football Association of Montenegro
|Founded||1931 (Football Association of Yugoslavia)|
|FIFA affiliation||2006 (Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro)|
|UEFA affiliation||2006 (Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro)|
The Football Association of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Fudbalski savez Crne Gore; Cyrillic: Фудбалски савез Црне Горе) is the governing body of football in Montenegro, based in Podgorica, with 45 football clubs, divided in three leagues.
It organizes the football leagues:
- Montenegrin First League - 10 football clubs
- Montenegrin Second League - 12 football clubs
- Montenegrin Third League - 23 football clubs (North -10 clubs, Central - 9 clubs, South - 4 clubs)
- Montenegrin Cup - 30 football clubs
- Montenegrin Women's League - 8 football clubs
- Montenegrin Cup (women) - 8 football clubs
The Football Association of Montenegro is a member of UEFA and FIFA, but the national team did not participate in the Qualification Rounds for the 2008 European Championships. The president of the new association is legendary former player Dejan Savićević, who is a former coach of the Serbia-Montenegro national team. On 2 February 2007, the first National team coach was named.
The Football Association of Montenegro was founded on 8 March 1931, under the name Cetinjski fudbalski podsavez ("Cetinje Football Subassociation") as a subdivision of the Football Association of Yugoslavia.
Before 28 June 2006, the Football Association of Montenegro was part of the Football Association of Yugoslavia, Football Association of FR Yugoslavia, and Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro. After that date, the Association became independent. On 30 June 2006, it applied for membership in UEFA and FIFA. The Association joined UEFA on 26 January 2007 and joined FIFA on 31 May 2007.
Camp FSCG and House of Football
From 2008, Football Association of Montenegro owns one of most modern training grounds at Balkan peninsula. Built in 2007, the centre consists of 54000 sq meters. It is located on Ćemosvko polje, a plain at Podgorica outskirts between the settlements Stari Aerodrom and Konik. It consists on six pitches with stands and floodlights, and House of Football - a seat of Football Association of Montenegro.
Camp currently represents an important asset for the whole Montenegrin football system. Its grounds are home to all Montenegrin national teams (men and women) and numerous teams from Podgorica. Fields meets the criteria for Montenegrin First League games and UEFA competitions for young players.
House of Football
House of Football (Kuća fudbala) is a seat of Football Association of Montenegro. Building is opened at 21 May 2016.
On 3,240 sq meters, building have modern facilities like reception, Museum, press hall, TV FSCG seat, administrative offices and meeting rooms.
FSCG training grounds
Behind the House of Football are two football pitches which belongs to FSCG. Both have stands with capacity of 1,000 seats and main fild have floodlights, too. Montenegro national football team use both stadiums as their training base before every single game.
Because it meets criteria for UEFA games, main field is often home to Montenegro women's national football team, Montenegro national under-19 football team and Montenegro national under-17 football team games. Except that, teams from First and Second Montenegrin League can always use main ground for their matches, which is especially crucial during the stormy days, when their own stadiums are in bad condition.
- Camp FSCG
- Sport in Montenegro
- Football in Montenegro
- Football Association of Yugoslavia
- Montenegrin First League
- Montenegrin Second League
- Montenegrin Third League
- Montenegrin Women's League
- Montenegrin Cup
- Montenegrin Cup (women)
- Football Association of Montenegro official website
- Montenegro at FIFA site
- Montenegro at UEFA site
- Football Association of South region Montenegro official website
- Football Association of Central region Montenegro official website
- Football Association of North region Montenegro official website